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Italy

Altar Cloth, 17th century

Linen, plain weave; appliquéd vertical strips of plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in long-armed cross and back stitches and appliquéd lower border of plain weave; embellished with pulled thread work (with silk floss) in two-sided Italian cross stitch and embroidered in back stitch; edged with silk, warp-faced plain weave with ground weft cut fringe
91.2 x 298.4 cm (35 7/8 x 117 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Wood, Mrs. Bertha Palmer Thorne, Mrs. Rose Movius Palmer, and Mrs. Gordon Palmer, 1969.191




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